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UC Davis Wax-Working Class Sold Out, But Another One Planned Next Spring

The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed enrolling in the “Wax Working, Honey and Hive Products,” a first-of-its-kind class offered Saturday, Dec. 7 by...

The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wax-working glands of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Reusable food wrappers--crafted with bees wax--are considered a better alternative than plastic wrap. This wrapper is the work of Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (handmadebyTeresa, Facebook page) who offers these at farmers' markets, festival and other venues in the area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Reusable food wrappers--crafted with bees wax--are considered a better alternative than plastic wrap. This wrapper is the work of Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (handmadebyTeresa, Facebook page) who offers these at farmers' markets, festival and other venues in the area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Reusable food wrappers--crafted with bees wax--are considered a better alternative than plastic wrap. This wrapper is the work of Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (handmadebyTeresa, Facebook page) who offers these at farmers' markets, festival and other venues in the area. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 4:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Innovation, Natural Resources

Waxing Poetic About Honey Bees and This Amazing UC Davis Bee Class on Wax Working

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by worker honey bees, which have eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Do you know how honey bees, the world's most beneficial insects, produce wax? Have you ever worked with beeswax? Have you ever made candles and wax...

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by worker honey bees, which have eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beeswax is a natural wax produced by worker honey bees, which have eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by worker honey bees, which have eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beeswax candles are cleaner, brighter and burn longer than other candles, plus, crafters can be very creative. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beeswax candles are cleaner, brighter and burn longer than other candles, plus, crafters can be very creative. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beeswax candles are cleaner, brighter and burn longer than other candles, plus, crafters can be very creative. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a wrap! Reusable wax wrappers are used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (
It's a wrap! Reusable wax wrappers are used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville ("handmadebyTeresa" on Facebook), who sells these (along with tote bags and zippered pounches) at the Davis Farmers' Markets and other venues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a wrap! Reusable wax wrappers are used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville ("handmadebyTeresa" on Facebook), who sells these (along with tote bags and zippered pounches) at the Davis Farmers' Markets and other venues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Single plastic bags and plastic wrap are out; reusable wax wrappers are in.  They're used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville (
Single plastic bags and plastic wrap are out; reusable wax wrappers are in. They're used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville ("handmadebyTeresa" on Facebook), who sells these (along with tote bags and zippered pounches) at the Davis Farmers' Markets and other venues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Single plastic bags and plastic wrap are out; reusable wax wrappers are in. They're used to wrap sandwiches and other foods. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable and economical. This wax wrap is the work of Vacaville artist and crafter Teresa Hickman of Vacaville ("handmadebyTeresa" on Facebook), who sells these (along with tote bags and zippered pounches) at the Davis Farmers' Markets and other venues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources
 
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